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Coronavirus vaccine should first be tested on senior Govt officials – Martha Karua

Karua speaks her mind out

File image of Martha Karua

Martha Karua has come out to strongly oppose the testing of the Coronavirus vaccines on Kenyans.

On Saturday, Ms Karua said that if the Ministry of Health says Kenya is ready for the testing process, then then the top government officials should be first in line.

“Now that @MOH_Kenya says kenya is open to testing of British vaccines in kenya let them be tested on members of the cabinet and their families and thereafter all elected representatives and senior government officials.” Read a tweet from Martha Karua.

Coronavirus vaccines from the U.K


On Friday, reports emerged that scientists from Oxford University in the U.K were planning to test their vaccines in Kenya.

According to a report by the BBC, the scientists are considering trialing the vaccines in Kenya if at all they do not get the expected results in the United Kingdom.

Kenyans have since been questioning the decision to tests the vaccines in Kenya seeing that the COVID-19 cases are still low as compared to other countries.

Ministry of Health

However, the Ministry of Health on Friday refuted claims that they had welcomed the testing on Kenyans saying they are not aware of any trials. Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, Health CAS Rashid Aman noted that there are ethical procedures that must be followed before approving clinical trials on Kenyans.


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